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R&D Senior Scientist


West Yorkshire, YOR, GB



Mars Pet Nutrition

Global R&D Senior Scientist

Birstall, United Kingdom


To provide strong technical leadership for a portfolio of global Care & Treats innovation projects, building and leveraging a wide array of internal and external capabilities and networks, the R&D Senior Scientist will work closely with many functions and in collaboration with both global and regional R&D teams to deliver innovative product and process solutions, rooted in consumer insight, and in line with the global business strategy.


What are we looking for?
•    A degree level qualification in a relevant technical/scientific discipline is essential
•    Extensive experience in product, process and/or packaging development within the FMCG industry, preferably within Food
•    Proven ability to build strong collaborative relationships, and work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
•    Proven ability to access, develop and transfer technical knowledge and skills, and to lead and manage projects/programmes
•    Fluent in English

What would be your key responsibilities?
•    Development of product and process solutions from initial concepts, which deliver against defined consumer & customer benefits, as well as a viable financial model.
•    Work seamlessly with global & regional R&D, Marketing, Procurement and Supply functions to establish product and process quality targets.
•    Provide technical project leadership on high complexity projects, effectively managing delivery to time, cost and quality, while working with and influencing key stakeholders.
•    Responsible for ensuring all technical readiness criteria are met ahead of transferring ownership to the regional teams for factory implementation.
•    Providing functional training, coaching and mentoring for R&D Associates in global and regional R&D teams


What can you expect from Mars?
•    An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.
•    Pet-friendly offices, where your pets enjoyment, is as high on our agenda as yours. 
•    A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance. 
•    The chance to take hold of your own career, and develop personally and professionally.




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